Years running: 42 (since 1977)

Montreal World Film Festival

Montreal International Film Festival.

About

The Montreal World Film Festival, founded in 1977, is one of Canada's oldest international film festivals and the only competitive film festival in North America accredited by the FIAPF. The Festival focuses on various kinds of films from all over the world, while the former features not just international films, but also more of a focus on Canadian films and other North American films. Approximately 385,000 attended the 2008 World Film Festival. Of these, 84% were local filmgoers.

The festival includes a sub-festival of student films.

Awards

World Competition. Feature films:

  • Grand Prix des Amériques,
  • Special Grand Prix of the jury,
  • Best Director,
  • Best Actress,
  • Best Actor,
  • Best Screenplay,
  • Best Artistic Contribution,
  • Innovation Award.

World Competition. Short films:

  • 1st Prize,
  • Jury Award.

First Films World Competition:

  • Golden Zenith,
  • Silver Zenith,
  • Bronze Zenith.

Public Awards:

  • Award for the Most Popular Fiction Film of our non-competitive sections
  • Award for the Most Popular Canadian Film
  • Award for the Best Francophone Feature Film
  • Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Film from Latin America
  • Best Canadian Short Film Award

Rules

Competitions: 

  • Projects сompleted after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival
  • priority will be given to world premieres; 
  • not have been screened commercially outside the country of production
  • not have participated in any international competition
  • not have been presented on television or the Internet
  • Canadian films must not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada or abroad, except by special permission of the Festival
  • short films in the World Competition should not exceed 15 minutes

NON-COMPETITIVE SECTIONS:

  • have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival
  • not have been presented on television or the Internet
  • not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada and PREFERABLY in North America too

Documents and Other Requisite Items:

  1. Send a Blu-ray or DVD (NTSC or PAL) or a link with Password
  2. Pay fees
  3. The entry form and other requested documents must be included with the submission Blu-ray or DVD or link

Shipping and brokerage costs of screening copies to and from the Festival are the responsibility of the producer or his agent. This policy applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent to the Festival for consideration.

The Festival will assume insurance responsibility from the time the carrier has delivered the film to the Festival’s offices, until it is returned to the carrier. In the case of damage or loss of a print, the Festival will reimburse an amount not exceeding the value of the print. This rule applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent to the Festival for consideration. If a producer or his agent borrows his print from the Festival for screenings organized outside official Festival screenings, the Festival will not be responsible in case of loss or damage during that period.

Selection Media Type: Blu-Ray, DVD PAL/NTSC, Vimeo

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: 

  • films in a language other than French must be subtitled in French AND in English
  • films in French language must be subtitled in English
  • films in English language must be subtitled in French

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Serge Losique, Festival President

Prior to the beginning of each event, the Festival’s board of directors appoints the juries who hold sole responsibility for choosing which films will receive the blessing of a WFF award. Jurors are chosen from a wide range of international artists, based on their body of work and respect from their peers.

Documents

Place

Canada
Montreal

Official website

ffm-montreal.org

Contacts

Address:

1432 Rue de Bleury
Montreal QC H3A 2J1
Canada

Phone: 514-848-3883
Fax: 514-848-3886

Email: program@ffm-montreal.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for shorts (up to 60 min)
    June 08, 2018
  • Deadline for features
    July 08, 2018
  • Event dates
    23 August — 3 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Short films of 35 minutes or less. Medium length films of 36 to 59 minutes.

  • Deadline for shorts (up to 60 min) — C$60
  • Deadline for features — C$160

Feature films of 60 minutes and longer.

  • Deadline for shorts (up to 60 min) — C$60
  • Deadline for features — C$160
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